A Christmas Wish List

December 3, 2007 by Kailani  
Filed under my family

For me, the first signs of Christmas is when we receive the eToys catalog in the mail. Girlie Girl looks forward to this because she likes to go through it and circle all the things that she wants. It is with the understanding, though, that she will definitely not get all of it.

So today, she came to me with her choices. OMG! Does this kid think I’m made of money? These are just some of the things on her wish list:

a new bed


a digital camera


an MP3 player


a portable karaoke machine


and of course, a Wii.


When I asked her how I’m supposed to afford all of this, she said she’ll ask Santa to bring me this:


an ATM machine!

Does it come already stocked with cash?

What’s on your child’s wish list?

About the author:
Owner and founder of An Island Life. Sharing my life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.


41 Responses to “A Christmas Wish List”
  1. Melissa Markham says:

    LOL! My daughter wants that ATM machine…and no, it doesn’t come stuffed with cash…not the kind that counts anyway;) The Wii is a great choice! We got one in February and we love, love, love it!

    Kids just have no concept. A couple of the things my daughter wants is the Hannah Montana electric guitar and the Butterscotch pony (they one that is huge and makes sounds and costs around 300.00!) Unfortunately she asked Santa for that…this will be the first year that Santa won’t be getting her what she asked for. Between the space and the cost, it’s just not practical. I thought maybe Santa could leave her a note explaining it, but not sure what he would say…your evil mother contacted me and told me you didn’t have space for that huge thing?

  2. Debbie says:

    my daughter asked for a horse and got it for her birthday this past August so now at Christmas, she asked for a blanket for the horse, which we did, but she also wanted a guitar, which she is paying for with her grandparents and babysitting money….all that’s left on her list are smaller things like bath and body works stuff, an i-pod docking station, and a few odds and ends…..but since she got her big item at her birthday, Christmas was going to have to be an easy one. Kids just don’t understand that money DOESN”T grow on trees. I’d like to have one of those ATM’s too !!!

    Debbie’s last blog post..Keeping Up With Responsibilities

  3. Write From Karen says:

    Now wait a minute, GG thinks SANTA is bringing this stuff and ladies, we all know Santa is loaded. *grin*

    What grown-up choices!! An MP3 player and a digital camera? I love this girl. lol And Kailani, if you can find a Wii (they are still hard to come by here!), I would recommend getting it. It really is ‘da bomb and pretty cheap entertainment when you think about it.

    The ATM machine is PRICELESS!

  4. tracey says:

    Well, Evan circled everything in the catalog but Justin was a bit more specific. They are pretty used to being “surprised” on Christmas. I will get them 1 special thing that they may have asked for, but the rest is up to my discretion. They always like what they get, so they’re used to surprises. Also, I’ve explained that it doesn’t matter how much THEY want something, because Santa knows our lifestyle and what Mommy doesn’t want in the house. And Mommy doesn’t think that a Wii is needed. Santa agrees.

    tracey’s last blog post..24

  5. Summer says:

    LOL! I’m the one i the family who wants a Wii, but that won’t happen this Christmas, if ever.

    Count Dooku has requested a Hot Wheels glow in the dark cars and race set and Obi-Wan wants a couple Planet Heroes figurines. I think those are both do-able.

    Summer’s last blog post..It?s not Christmas without the tree

  6. Deb - Mom of 3 Girls says:

    Well, Hannah pretty much wants everything she sees, whether in a catalog or store. And Abby’s starting to want the expensive stuff too – I think everything on her list was at least $30 and unfortunately for her, Santa is definitely hurting for cash this year. I do know they’ll pretty much be happy with whatever they get still, but that probably won’t last for too much longer, except for Becca. We’ve still got a few years before she starts making her own list! :)

    Deb – Mom of 3 Girls’s last blog post..Last 3 memes of the day (well, night)

  7. witchypoo says:

    Ass Burger Boy wants the World of Warcraft subscription. I’m giving in.

    witchypoo’s last blog post..Busted!

  8. Desert Songbird says:

    My kids are older, so naturally their Wish List items have hight price tags: iPods, Nintendo DS systems, games for the Wii and the DS, cell phones.


    Desert Songbird’s last blog post..Manic Monday – Ship

  9. Karen (Pediascribe) says:

    Yeah, little kids are definitely easier (and cheaper) to shop for. My 13 yr old wants the Cricut this year. And cartridges to go with it!

    Luckily my 10 yr old only wants Playmobil. :)

    Karen (Pediascribe)’s last blog post..SUNSHINE OR THE LACK THEREOF

  10. Adventures In Babywearing says:

    Wow- my boys are still pretty easy just wanting Cars cars and Legos!! Can I put the ATM machine on MY LIST?


  11. Baby Advice says:

    Ha ha ha…well at least she thought of you!!

  12. Jamie says:

    If you get the ATM machine, can you front me some cash? ;) We are on a super tight budget this year, which stinks!

    Miss C wants the entire Barbie Island Princess line up as well as a Bratz Kidz ice cream maker. Somehow she isn’t too intrigued by electronics, yet, thank God! ;)

    Jamie’s last blog post..Resistance is Futile: Happy, Drooling Baby Has Stolen Your Heart

  13. Deana says:

    This is just what I was going to blog about today, but you did it good with the pictures!
    First thing on GG list is the first thing my 7 year old listed, a Bed, but he wants a loft bed with a desk underneath. LOL KEEDS DEES DAYS I TELL YOU!

    Deana’s last blog post..Never mind what the news is Reporting.

  14. Neha says:

    At least she has good taste!! On the upside – the wii could be fun for the whole family :-)

    Neha’s last blog post..Cheap Could Be Couture?

  15. Jill says:

    Hahah… did she really say that? Too funny. The Boy has become quite fond of toy catalogs, too, but I remember spending a great deal of time marking up catalogs for my mom and grandma as a kid, so I think it’s fun. And he’s too young to be disappointed when he doesn’t get what he wants (or even remember what he said he wanted to begin with), so I’m in the clear :-)

    Jill’s last blog post..New Post at Cooking With Your Kids

  16. Melissa says:

    Honestly, the older they get, the worse that list gets!!! Baby Girl wants a kitchen, not sure what Little Bug wants, but he’s getting a scooter and a Click and Learn thingy, and Red wants everything. Just wrap it up and drop it off – thanks. :S

  17. Twisted Cinderella says:

    Princess’s list consists of everything she sees.

    Twisted Cinderella’s last blog post..Monday Menu Plan

  18. Maddy says:

    Maybe? We still have a couple of birthdays first.

  19. Dana says:

    Brandon wants a guitar stand and of course, tons of games for his Wii, some books, a sketch set, etc. I want to get him a computer, so he can get off mine – ha ha. You know, I have important things to do on there…like reading BLOGS. ha!

    Dana’s last blog post..Cookies – yum yum

  20. JessicaK says:

    Grayson doesn’t want much. Just an mp3 player, a wii, a power wheels jeep, a digital camer, a camcorder, a webspinner, a basketball goal… Gotta go. I think I better get a job.

    JessicaK’s last blog post..Taking This Circus to the Big Top

  21. Marie says:

    We just wrote our letters to Santa, and the kids suddenly couldn’t remember anything they wanted. My daughter actually put chicken and water on hers, my son wants some paper.

    Marie’s last blog post..Marie’s 10 rules of Blogging

  22. groovyoldlady says:

    Neither the girls nor I have any idea what a wii even is.

    They haven’t asked for a thing. We’re getting them hamsters and a couple of stocking stuffers.

    groovyoldlady’s last blog post..Red Sky at Morning, Sailor Take Warning

  23. Renee says:

    oh I should just blog this, cuz it’s so DD. Let’s just say that she wants a lot too!

    Renee’s last blog post..so tired…

  24. Grace says:

    My daughter has no concept of Christmas gifts yet living in Japan (where Christmas is not celebrated) and now here in a non-Christian country. She has however a wish list for her birthday which is two days before Christmas: a Cinderella cake and a crown.

    Grace’s last blog post..Getting Help: every expat mom should know

  25. Tiff@Three Peas in a Pod says:

    I think your daughter and mine have the same list!!! Of course she wants a puppy and a horse too!

    Tiff@Three Peas in a Pod’s last blog post..Flaunt it Friday!!

  26. Jen @ One Moms World says:

    OMG that is too funny. I literally laughed out loud. Kids really make my day.

    Mommy now you know Santa will bring it hehe ;)

    Jen @ One Moms World’s last blog post..My attachment girl

  27. Mommy the Maid says:

    I wish Santa would bring me a fully stocked ATM. That would be awesome. LOL

    Miss Turtle has been asking for an iPOd. She has like 8 musical devices including 3 MP3 players. It’s all she will ask for in hopes that she gets it.

    Mommy the Maid’s last blog post..Tackle It Tuesday

  28. Fresh Girl says:

    I don’t have a child, but there’s a Wii on MY Christmas list! ;)

    Fresh Girl’s last blog post..All is Well at iTunes

  29. Wendy says:

    Jaykeb took the easy way out and just said he wanted everything in the catalog this year. No circling necessary.

    Wendy’s last blog post..A Whole Bunch of Stuff…

  30. Lulu says:

    Wow, that Girlie-Girl wants a lot! The ATM machine is awesome! But the bed, well, it kind of looks like a prison! Does it come in pink? :-)

    Lulu’s last blog post..Sing We Joyous, All Together?

  31. mary mert says:

    DOH! I can relate! Luckily I won that i pod Shuffle or we would be…. screwed. We are having some $ issues so I couldn’t have won that at a better time! I’m giving that to Anna, her big request was an MP3 player or Nintendo DS. Emma is pretty easy to shop for, she loves anything. Though she has just learned the joys of yelling after seeing a toy commercial, “Mommy I want that, Can we get that? Can you get that for Anna for Christmas…!”

    mary mert’s last blog post..My poor kid

  32. Daisy says:

    Oh, the ATM! I’d like one of those for myself. It would have to be connected to a bottomless account, of course.

    Daisy’s last blog post..Track this!

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  34. Debbie says:

    …the result of hints and intercepted letters to Santa. Realise that a trip to Disneyland, a Wii and a humungus flat screen television are beyond my means. Gulp wine as I realise that nothing I buy will compare favourably with these.http://www.notjustaprettymum.com/2007/12/05/december-to-do-list/

  35. Debbie says:

    …the result of hints and intercepted letters to Santa. Realise that a trip to Disneyland, a Wii and a humungus flat screen television are beyond my means. Gulp wine as I realise that nothing I buy will compare favourably with these”…”http://www.notjustaprettymum.com/2007/12/05/december-to-do-list/

  36. MyStarbucks says:

    LOL. That is an awesome list. My kids have never wanted the ATM because they think our money grows on the trees in our backyard. Heehee

  37. Mommy02 says:

    you can read our wish lists here:

    Mom, 9 year old girl and 10 year old girl

    Mommy02’s last blog post..Wish list 2007

  38. janeybell says:

    My husband was the one who wanted the Wii, but I just didn’t have that kind of Christmas budget. Fortunately, my boys are 3 years and 21 months, so their lists are rather cheap. I think we wrapped them both up for less than $200.

    janeybell’s last blog post..On Last Night?s Game Against Toronto


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